What if you saw a very large middle aged woman with her back arched proudly and her nose pointed in the air as she slowly rolled through town on a big, expensive pink bike tricked out with all the latest shiny new accessories…including adult-sized training wheels?
What if as this woman clumsily peddled her ridiculous ride down main street, barely managing to stay upright even with the help of those ginormous training wheels, she went on and on and on about her great cycling skills and the incredible health, freedom, and liberty that her commitment to bike riding had brought into her life?
Whatever your reaction to this scenario, realize one thing: Americans in general tend to look and sound a whole lot like this ridiculous woman when they talk about things like freedom and liberty….while demanding Social Security.
And using public schools.
And supporting the property taxes (property theft) used to fund those schools.
And wanting the government to manage
pretty much every area of life.
By wanting civil government to “take control” like a good Mommy or Daddy so that life might be made fair and easy, we have made civil government our god in practice here in America.
And it’s killing us.
Slowly but surely (and not so slowly here lately).
However much our State- and Corporate-sponsored songs and slogans may claim otherwise, we are not a nation of responsible, capable adults free to enjoy the fruits of liberty, including the many hard falls and corrections that come through learning things the hard way.
Instead, we’re a nation of proud, undisciplined children in old bodies, happily dependent on the State for our education, our security, our health, our retirement, and pretty much everything else. All while pretending and proclaiming how awesomely free and brave we are, of course.
Now ask yourself this: Which is sillier – the woman on the bike with training wheels who talks about what a great cyclist she is, or the utterly State-dependent American who talks about how free they are?
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Stupid Elephant Tricks – The Other Progressive Party’s War on Christianity takes a painful but much needed look at how Christ-less “conservatism” has captivated Christians and co-opted them into helping march the culture ever deeper into darkness:
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Intro to Fire: The Power and Purpose of the Common Believer
When the Bible gets hairy. (Or: Is it right for men to have long hair?)
And especially this one: Never forget that apart from God’s grace you and I are complete morons.